We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15 is 1GB and the biggest is 2.1TB.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The ENVY 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Very Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ENVY 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs of this spec and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 has a front camera.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 5GB to 2TB.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 15 range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. The HP ENVY 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this type and age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ENVY 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
The thinnest comparable spec notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 11mm thick, the thickest is 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. The HP ENVY 15 is fairly thick (26.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.
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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the ENVY 15.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885642_price] (2.3GHz).
Average Screen Size
The ENVY 15 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15.
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
At 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Other 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price].
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
CyberLink MediaEspresso,CyberLink Media Suite,CyberLink PowerBackup,7-Zip
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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